#GameChanger – Jos Gresham!
When Iris Hutt’s horse was hurt at ESNZ Dressage’s national championships, it was Dressage ESNZ’s official Jos Gresham who stepped up. This is what Iris’s mum, Antonia Jongmans, had to say.
“The way Jos handled the whole situation was 10 out of 10! She and another official checked up on the horse and ourselves at least every hour making sure we were all looked after and well cared for. Even days after the event Jos kept checking/mailing us to see how the horse was doing. Thank you so much! Simply mind-blowing!”
Thank you Jos, you’re a perfect example of what we mean when we talk about a #GameChanger: someone who lives the values which our Change the Rein campaign is all about. Stepping up and being so caring as well as professional are definitely on that list, so a great big thank you!
#GameChangers is about encouraging people to tell us about acts of kindness or helpfulness by ESNZ members that made a difference to someone’s day. So, please keep your eyes and ears open when you’re out and about and nominate someone you witness doing something kind, supportive, helpful for someone (or a horse) that demonstrates the sort of inclusive, supportive, safe and friendly culture we’re working towards with Change the Rein. We will make sure people are aware of what great people we have in our sport.
If you want to nominate an ESNZ #GameChanger, this is what you do:
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org,nz the following information (#GameChangers in the subject line):
- Person nominating the #GameChanger – your name, contact details (email & phone number)
- Who is the ESNZ member being nominated as a #GameChanger (name, discipline, area group/club and role eg official, rider, volunteer, parent)
- Photo of the #GameChanger person (not necessarily in the act, so to speak)
- What was the #GameChanger behaviour witnessed and the outcome (this doesn’t need to be heroic – just a kind, considerate, helpful, supportive, inclusive, welcoming, friendly act)